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Inside Washington students at the Capitol.
Inside Washington students with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday.
 Inside Washington on the Speaker's balcony at the Capitol.
 Inside Washington students in front of the Supreme Court building.
 The U.S. Capitol at sunrise.

Work in D.C.

This unusual study away experience—offered in spring semesters and in a 10-week summer term—gives you weeks of field trips, research and small-group interaction with an array of Washington insiders.

That is followed by full-time D.C. internships that professors help you arrange.

It’s an ideal program for students of all majors because of the diverse, on-the-ground academic experience and the internship opportunities in D.C.

Over the program’s 20+ years, Inside Washington participants have interned everywhere from congressional offices to think tanks, news media to political consulting agencies, nonprofits to lobbying firms. (See “internships” tab for more info.)

Learn in D.C.

All courses are cross-listed among Political Science, Journalism and Media & Culture. The classes are taught by Miami professors, as well as Inside Washington’s D.C. director, Miami alum Chad Pergram, who covers Congress for Fox News.

During the first weeks of field trips and speakers, students have visited the West Wing of the White House, the Pentagon, the CIA, newsrooms for CNN and National Public Radio, the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality Museum and President Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Recent guest speakers include Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, NPR White House reporter Scott Horsley, the director of the European Parliament Liaison Office, and Amy Howe of SCOTUSblog.

During the semester program, students also conduct ethnographic research projects in the Washington community.

Live in D.C.

You’ll live in secure, all-intern apartments—with kitchens and laundry facilities—in D.C.’s Woodley Park neighborhood.

Students use the Metro for transportation and—after classes end early in each program—work at their internships about 40 hours per week.